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conference in March that a new round of central environmental inspectio
ns would be rolled out across the country in the next three years, starting this year, after the ap
proach proved successful in addressing environmental violations.
He said the new round will also cover central government bod
ies and State-owned enterprises, and inspectors will spend ano
ther year revisiting all areas to see whether or not the violations they found have been rectified.
The number of intellectual property rights cases handled by Chinese courts increased signif
icantly in 2018, showing that the country is increasingly aware of its importance in pursuing high-quality ec
onomic development, the Supreme People’s Court said on Monday in a white paper.
Courts at all levels accepted a total of 334,951 IPR cases in 2018, up
by 41.2 percent from the previous year, according to the court, which released the wh
ite paper – Intellectual Property Protection by Chinese Courts in 2018 – in Hefei, Anhui province.
Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Guangdong provinces, together with Beijing and Shanghai, rema
in the top contributors of cases, with the number of first-instance civil cases accepted by local courts rea
ching a combined 185,337 and covering 65.4 percent of the national total for IPR.
old, has poor sperm motility and its genitals were damaged. Since it could not naturally impr
egnate the female, experts had undertaken four insemination procedures since 2015.
“It’s a disastrous loss for the protection of the species,” said Liu Nonglin, chief engineer of the Chinese Association of Zoolog
ical Gardens. “The experts had researched former insemination surgeries, consulted colleagues and made the best
surgery and rescue plan. The team even experimented on three male and two female large-sized Asian turtles usi
ng the same surgical procedures. But the tragedy happened even though the surgery was well planned.”
More than 1 meter in length and weighing more than 100 kilograms, Yangtze giant softshell turtles are the world’s largest freshw
ater turtles. Besides the one male left in China, two other animals, whose sex is unknown, have been observed in the wild in Vietnam.
“Artificial insemination surgery for the turtle requires procedures
such as anesthesia, blood sampling and sperm extraction,” Wen Cheng, a turtle expert with
International Union for Conservation of Nature, was quoted by Lifeweek.com.cn as saying.
With his exaggerated expressions and inborn sense of humor, Lao Ma, a student from Angola, has
become an internet sensation. He has 2.8 million fans on Tik Tok, a video sharing application similar to Musical.ly.
Plus, he speaks fluent Chinese and has a strong interest in Chinese culture. Although not Chinese, he has a Chinese heart.
This 23-year-old African student Clarck Gable (Chinese name Lao Ma) is from Huambo province, Angola.
He is currently studying at the School of International Co-education of Nantong Vocational
University in Jiangsu province, majoring in computer application technology.
In the second half of last year, Clarck and his friends signed up on Tik Tok, and began to create self-directed
short videos. Most of their works are based on the experience of Lao Ma in China. The videos are loved by fans.